Need some help, I bought a Merida Big 7-20md a while back and the crankset is pic related. I took them off to clean them and saw the bottom bracket is Shimano and not Suntour. What do I need to do to do a single speed conversion? I can install parts fine but it's the compatibility I don't get. The crankset specifically is the SR XCC 42-34-24 CG. Can I just buy a new crankset w/ chainring or do i have to get a new bottom bracket aswell? If so what do you recommend.
Don´t waste your time. the dropuots of your frame are not suitable for a single speed convertion.
But if you want it, you must use single speed chain tensioner
If you go this route at least use the tensioner properly...
>he doesn't have adjustable chainstays
>He doesn't know about the White Industries DOS ENO freewheel.
>Time to change gears!
>Remove rear wheel
>Remove front wheel
>Loosen CS bolt
>Tighten CS wingnut
>Install old front wheel in the rear
>Install old rear wheel in the front
>Tighten CS Bolt
>Loosen CS Wingnut
>I love the simplicity of a derailer-free drivetrain!
I like single speeds, but this impossible to rationalise.
I supposed it would make a tiny bit of sense if it was used to commute during the week (high gear for going fast on road) and then switched to a lower gear for off roading at the weekend. Still incredibly stupid though.
It's a shame because I love the look of the thing (minus the frame bag) and it's probably quite fun to ride. Would be nice with an IGH but I'm guessing those are through axles.